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Bo Kaap Kombuis

7 August Street on Upper Whale Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 5446
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (22 reviews)
“cape malay food” (12 reviews)
“tasting platter” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
7 August Street on Upper Whale Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We asked our tour guide, Alistair, where he and all local people like to eat and he recommended Kombuis. We went there for a dinner, which was amazing and were also surprised by a stunning view of the city it had offered to go with...More

Thank irinava
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I ate here on our last night in Cape Town. We wanted to enjoy some Cape Malay food before we left, and Kombuis didn’t disappoint! We share two tasting platters, which allowed us to sample 6 different dishes. The chickpea curry and...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked up to Bo-kaap kombuis in time to see sunset, and spoke to the owner who served us delicious pastries and shared some stories of the town and her heritage. What a special place, we highly recommend!

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their menu states they charge 10% service charge but when the bill came it was 18%! When we asked for it to be amended they changed it to 10% + 100 r more. Sigh. Hustlers. Other than that the view here was attractive. You can...More

Thank C T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When driving through the beautiful Bo Kaap you can visit the Bo-Kaap Kombuis for a meal jam packed with flavours! The meals and drinks are pricey but it is our second visit when we were in the Cape Region on holiday and very enjoyable! The...More

Thank CharmaineL306
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

... and also service with a smile. I would highly the tasting platter. Try to get there around dusk so you see Cape Town by day and night.

Thank adammoghadas
Reviewed August 7, 2018

They serve a delicious buffet with a variety of cape malay dishes. Don't forget to order the starters too! It was a great and tasty experience. I tried a little bit of every dish, like bobotie, dhaltjies, samosas, lamb, differents curry, pasta... it's a mixture...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The only Malaysian meal that I had in Cape Town was at Bo Kaap, and I must say it was pretty good. The parathas they served were excellent, but they didn't do a great job with the boboti. Overall, I would suggest any of the...More

Thank Krishna S
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

The trek up to Bo-Kaap Kombuis from our hotel on the waterfront was totally worth it! From the wonderful view across Cape Town, to the friendly and attentive service and the perfectly prepared dinner selections, this restaurant shone brightly! The lack of a bar /...More

Thank Seeing-our-World
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Sunset with a wonderful view of Table Mountain and Lion's Head plus great food and service. Nothing much more to say -- but I will. This family run restaurant (with some rooms downstairs) sits way up above Bo Kaap. The food is Cape Malay --...More

Thank TravelDreamin
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emercia
July 23, 2018|
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Response from ScottClanZA | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they do breakfast. But rather do and early lunch or dinner. There is a great view across to Table mountain and you will not be disappointed. Remember if you are there on a Friday afternoon they will be closed for... More
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JeanineGibb
August 29, 2017|
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Response from SeadogCapeTown | Reviewed this property |
Nope. In keeping with the Muslim faith of the owners and this traditional and historical area within Cape Town - it is inappropriate to serve alcohol.
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Pheeny5
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Factfinder90 | Reviewed this property |
There are dishes that are not hot. There were people in our group who did not eat spicy food, and they were able to enjoy several dishes. But I am not sure whether there are dishes without any chilli at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 August Street on Upper Whale Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 5446
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